Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea make £33million bid for Frenkie de Jong

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea make £33million opening bid for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, Kylian Mbappe reopens talks with PSG over possible new deal in blow to Real Madrid

  • The January transfer window is now open and active for Premier League sides 
  • Clubs will have until 11pm on Monday, January 31 to complete their signings 
  • READ: Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign Fabian Ruiz  
  • READ: Atletico Madrid want to replace Kieran Trippier with Diogo Dalot 

The January window is now open for business in the Premier League and around Europe, with clubs looking to add to their squads as we go into the second half of the campaign.

The window will typically open on January 1 for Premier League clubs, which is also the case in Scotland, Germany and France, while those in Italy and Spain had to wait until January 3 to make any signings.

A number of players have been linked with players already – with all eyes on Newcastle to see what business they will do under their new Saudi owners. Sportsmail’s Faaez Samadi will keep you up-to-date.

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While Mikel Arteta weighs up Diego Costa, his counterpart Jonas Eidevall has brought Sweden star striker Stina Blackstenius to the Gunners. Blackstenius, a Ballon d’Or nominee, scored 17 goals last season. But what does this mean for club superstar Vivianne Miedema?

Diego Costa could make a shock return to the Premier League – with Arsenal. The Gunners have reportedly made enquiries about the ex-Chelsea striker, who is close to terminating his contract with Brazilian outfit Atletico Mineiro.

Thomas Tuchel has made his first big move of the transfer window by reportedly bidding £33million for Barcelona misfit Frenkie de Jong. But Bayern Munich are also hovering. 

They couldn’t, could they? Real Madrid are reportedly preparing to swoop for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo as his contracts talks have stalled with the Catalan club. 

Ex-Manchester United fan favourite Nani is back in European top-flight football at the age of 35. The winger has joined Serie A strugglers Venezia on a free transfer. 

Jurgen Klopp wants everyone to spare a thought for Liverpool fifth-choice goalkeeper Loris Karius. Out of favour on Merseyside, Karius is almost certainly out the door, but Klopp has backed him to still have a top career elsewhere. 

The Erling Haaland sensor has been fired up once again across Europe’s top clubs as the Norwegian star striker admitted Borussia Dortmund are pressuring him to make a decision about his future. 

For all that ‘Mbappe to Newcastle’ has been a running meme since the Saudi-led takeover, boss Eddie Howe has sought to bring Toon fans back down to earth by talking down any potential super signings for players who can keep Newcastle in the Premier League.

The big news of the morning is that for all the talk of Kylian Mbappe being on his way out of PSG, the France superstar is entering contract negotiations in Paris. Everyone at Real Madrid is presumably holding their breath. 

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